Weekend WIP Roundup

What a scrappy kind of stitching week it has been! Recently it has been all about managing in the pretty intense heat we have been experiencing. Being British, this is not something we commonly need to deal with! We are learning as we go. It also wasn’t the best week for photographs as we have … More Weekend WIP Roundup

A Happy Accident

I have to admit, I have been feeling a bit cross with myself this week.  My “Hello Flower” satin stitch project that I wrote about here and here was progressing so well but then I hit a bit of a snag. It is nothing major, but it is becoming more and more apparent that I … More A Happy Accident

Squaring the Circle

Despite travelling to England – a two day journey through sun, snow, rain and hailstones – last week was a quite the week for finishing off projects. Today I wanted to share the completed Spring garland.  So this is what it looked like when I asked for suggestions about what to stitch in the middle. … More Squaring the Circle

Taking it all In

Before we moved to Italy, many friends who had lived abroad warned us that we would have lots of visitors! They suggested that we would need to adopt a strategy to cope with all of them.  Whilst it is true that we have had our fair share of people coming to stay, on the whole, … More Taking it all In